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15 wedding guest dresses from Walmart under $40 (that don't look like they're from Walmart)

15 wedding guest dresses from Walmart under $40 (that don't look like they're from Walmart)

Summer wedding season is here! With over a third of all weddings annually in the U.S. taking place over the summer months, chances are you're one of the lucky many who has one (or several) weddings to attend this summer. And while you might've already helped the mother of the bride find outfit ideas or browsed gift ideas for the couple who already lives together, it's time to turn your attention to finding a stylish dress for yourself to wear for the special occasion.

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But if you're on a budget this summer, we have some good news: You do not need to spend a fortune to find an affordable wedding guest dress idea. It just so happens that Walmart (yes, Walmart!) has loads of super cute summer dress ideas that would be perfect for a warm-weather wedding. From the Sophia Vergara dress that one reviewer said "totally gave a high end feeling" to the Jessica Simpson dress that another review said they "will be wearing it to an upcoming wedding," there are plenty of stylish options to choose from.

In fact, we've taken a spin through the digital clothing racks and found 15 super stylish summer dresses that would be perfect for your next wedding. And best of all? They're all under $40!

Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara

Available in sizes XS to 5X.

This best-selling dress by Sofia Vergara at Walmart is a great summer dress. The off-the-shoulder fit is flattering, while the loose cut and midi length are comfortable enough to wear to pretty much any type of wedding you might be asked to attend. 

"Still can't believe this dress is from Walmart," wrote one reviewer. "It totally gave a high end feeling and is super comfortable!!

$26 at Walmart
Sofia Jeans by Sofia Vergara

Available in sizes XS to 3X.

Step out in this stylish off-the-shoulder tiered midi dress with flouncy blouson sleeves. The smocked waist provides a bit of give and comfort, while the length makes it feel elegant and elevated. 

"This dress is everything I needed and so much more," wrote one five-star reviewer. "I was worried about the off the shoulder, but it was just fine. I LOVE it!!!"

$16 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

For those who don't mind showing a little skin, this tie shoulder mini dress is the perfect fit for a summer wedding. Floral prints, delicate bows and the flattering cut makes it a warm-weather staple you'll want to wear again and again.  

"The dress is adorable, comfortable, and roomy," said one reviewer. "It's not the best quality, but the value for the cost is on par with anything you purchase from Walmart."

$17 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to XL.

If you're looking for a more traditional style you can wear multiple times, this bold and bright dress by Jessica Simpson is well worth the money. Though it's not super size inclusive — and many sizes are already sold out — it's a great addition to any closet. The cap sleeves add a touch of elegance, while the long length makes it appropriate for the office and pretty much any type of wedding — garden ceremony, formal ceremony, church ceremony and beyond.

"Thin material, but the fit is so nice!" said one reviewer. "I love this and will be wearing it to an upcoming wedding."

$29 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

This figure-flattering dress is a great choice for those who want something that provides some forgiveness while remaining smoothing and stylish. The plisse fabric glides over curves while the wrap-neck design is great for larger busts. 

"This dress was perfect for a spring wedding!" said one reviewer. "It was so comfy and got so many compliments."

$15 at Walmart

Available in sizes S to XL.

Bold prints and patterns are perfect for summer weddings, which is why this ruffled maxi is a no-brainer. Choose from a variety of colors, from red to violet — and everything in between. The v-neck, loose-fitting style is great for a hot outdoor wedding when you're worried about sweating. 

"The dress is super soft and flowy, you will feel like a queen wherever you go!" according to one reviewer. 

$33 at Walmart

Available in sizes S to 2X.

Make a stunning entrance at the more formal weddings you'll be attending this summer in this fitted v-neck cocktail dress. It comes in a blue, black, red, floral and white color — shades that are perfect for cocktail receptions and evening ceremonies. 

"Nice fit, stretchy material, hides rolls!!" wrote one pleased reviewer. 

$27 at Walmart

Available in sizes S to 2X.

When you need a look that can't go wrong, reach for a wrap dress. This ruffle-sleeved dress is made of stretchy rayon and nylon for a flattering, comfortable fit. The high-low cut is an excellent way to show off a fantastic pair of heels, too. 

"PERFECT FIT!!" wrote one reviewer. "I'm a bigger girl, wear size 2X, and it's very flattering! love the design, and that it's longer in the back."

$27 at Walmart

Available in sizes S to L.

This dress isn't everyone's style, but for those who are looking for a slinkier style for a resort wedding, this open-back bodycon dress is a stylish choice. Reviewers say it's flattering and easy to adjust for different body types. 

"The quality is great, looks beautiful on," wrote one reviewer. "The elastic cinching in the back makes it perfectly form fitting on top. In addition, you can adjust the tie in front to be tighter looser depending on your chest size. I'd highly recommend this."

$22 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to 2X.

It's not hard to see why this halter-style dress is a best-seller at Walmart. The relaxed fit, flirty halter and figure-flattering pleated skirt with an elastic waistband makes it a dress that's as stylish as it is comfortable.

"I was very impressed with the quality and fit of this dress," wrote one reviewer. "I got the green print and it looks like I paid a lot more for it than I did!"

$40 at Walmart
Label Rail x WhatSmitaFound

Available in sizes 4 to 12.

We absolutely love this charming button-down dress that feels both modern and traditional at once. The pleated top is especially flattering for smaller busts, but the high cut on the skirt is just a bit cheeky to show off a nice pair of heels. 

"Feels so expensive! It fits so well! I love it," said one reviewer.

$40 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to XL.

For the person who's into the cottagecore aesthetic, turn to this square neck, puff-sleeved midi dress. There's an abundance of floral colors to choose from — nine to be precise. The smocked top means it's a great option for those with fuller busts. 

"The dress length is just right, and it feels very light and breezy while walking etc.," wrote one reviewer. "The puffed sleeves are a nice touch, and the elastic is not to binding on the arm."

$33 at Walmart

Available in sizes XS to XL.

For the summer garden party in your wedding rotation, this smocked floral fit-and-flare dress is a great choice and one you'll want to wear on repeat. The rounded neck and cap sleeves are charming details. 

"I LOVE this dress! I am so pleased," said one reviewer. "It's super cute and very versatile. You can go casual or make it dressy depending on your shoes, accessories and makeup."

$27 at Walmart

Available in XS to 2X.

This timeless dress can take you from summer to fall weddings. The sleeveless design and high cut is a flattering look for a summer wedding while the cozy knit fabric hugs your curves in all the right places.

"Appears very high end with great quality," wrote one reviewer. 

$29 at Walmart

Available in sizes S to 2X.

When you need a dress that's affordable, easy to wear, and easy to wear again, this ruffled halter dress is a solid pick. The satiny, shiny material makes it feel elevated enough for a wedding. 

"Cute, comfy dress to rotate in the wedding circuit of dresses this summer," wrote one reviewer.

$10 at Walmart

Get your bathroom and kitchen cabinets organized once and for all with a two-tiered organizer storage cabinet. This set of two means you can use one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. Or, use both in a particularly disorganized space. 

$18 at Amazon

This rechargeable electric candle lighter on Amazon is a smoke-free, odorless and windproof way of creating a flame — not to mention it's really satisfying to use! The lighter works by using "plasma flameless arc technology," which works by using targeted energy to light candles, stoves and more without harmful fuels and chemicals. And because it doesn't run on butane, there's no need to refill the lighter.

$8 at Amazon

Martha Stewart's makeup artist of 10 years said she uses this L'Oreal "glotion" on Stewart after SPF "for dewiness and a smooth canvas for makeup."

I tested out this L'Oreal Glow Enhancer as part of my beauty routine for several months and found it to be well worth the price, even when not on sale. It's a lightweight, slightly runny cream lotion that is best applied with a small brush for a smooth, even finish. The lotion has a very gentle illuminating effect in the light.

I found it to be a good option for brightening my skin especially when I didn't want to wear a full face of makeup. I also used it in place of a stick or powder highlighter, instead applying just a few dots of this lotion to my cheekbones and brow line for a boost of brightness.

$11 at Amazon